Armaments Program 2008

September 24, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

The Federal Council has approved the Armaments Program 2008 (PA 08) which earmarks funding of 917 million Swiss francs for four acquisition projects. PA 08 is in line with the 2008-2011 defence development plan (ED 08/11)

Finland's Top Officer Opposes Cluster Munitions Ban

September 24, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

Admiral Juhani Kaskeala, the commander of the Finnish Defence Forces, said Monday that Finland should not sign the convention on cluster munitions. Adm Kaskeala added that a ban on cluster munitions would crucially impair Finland's defence capabilities

Kongsberg Books $15M CROWS II Contract with US Army

September 24, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON --- Last week, the US Army issued Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS a contract valued at $15 million for additional PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Stations (RWSs) to be integrated into the Vanguard Sniper Defense System and manufactured in Johnstown, PA. This order is part of the existing $1

Delivery of the First CAESAR Artillery System to the French Army

July 28, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

The first CAESAR artillery system has been delivered on Wednesday 16 July 2008 to the French Army following the qualification pronounced by the French procurement agency (DGA) in June. 71 additional systems will be delivered till 2011 according to the contract signed with DGA in December 2004

Singapore - Munitions and Aircrew Training Program

July 17, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore of Major Defense Equipment and associated equipment and services. Also included are testing, integration, devices, missile containers, common munitions built-in test reprogramming equipment, aircrew safety equipment, mission data production system, drones, repair and return, electronic...

Spirit AeroSystems Europe Win Airbus A350 XWB Contract for Wing Leading Edge;...

July 9, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

PRESTWICK, Scotland --- Spirit Europe, the UK-based European Headquarters of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. today announced it has signed a contract with Airbus to design and produce a major wing structure for the A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) programme

BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin Team to Offer U.S. Navy 5-Inch Precision Guided...

July 3, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

MINNEAPOLIS --- BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin are teaming to develop long-range guided munitions for the U.S

SECAF Delays Global Wing Organizational Structure

July 3, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON --- Acting Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley has directed the delay of the Global Wing Organizational Structure implementation